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Consultant Admiral Nurse - Band 8a

Job Reference: 318-19-R3734ED

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Director of Nursing
£44,606 to £50,819 pa

Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.

As part of an exciting new service development, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Dementia UK are working in partnership to recruit a Consultant Admiral Nurse who will strategically and clinically lead on the delivery of relationship-centred dementia care in order to optimise the outcomes of families affected by dementia.

We are looking for an exceptional, registered nurse leader (adult / mental health / learning disabilities) with a passion for and significant experience of, providing relationship-centred dementia care. Engaging with the executive board, your work will span the delivery of expert clinical practice, professional leadership and consultancy, education, training and research whilst establishing a service which will optimise the pathway and experience for families from admission through to discharge and across transfers of care.

As a transformational leader, you will inspire and motivate staff to deliver on a new dementia strategy and you will role model excellent dementia care through a small caseload of the most complex families affected by dementia. There will also be the opportunity to take up an honorary contract with the Association of Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester, which will enable you to bridge the theory to practice spheres, as a clinical academic.

This post is delivered in partnership with Dementia UK who will support you to maintain and strengthen your clinical expertise as a consultant nurse through monthly clinical supervision and practice and professional development.You will become part of a national network of Admiral Nurses and develop professionally, informed by the Admiral Nurse Competency Framework.

Further information regarding the main duties and responsibilities of the Consultant Admiral Nurse role can be found in the job description and person specification.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Emily Oliver, Consultant Admiral Nurse, Dementia UK on 07849 934657, Steve Hams, Director of Quality and Chief Nurse on 07810 622691 or Carole Webster, Deputy Chief Nurseon 07990 756490.

Please note that this vacancy may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, so please apply as soon as possible if you are interested. The Recruitment Team are unable to accept any applications after the position has closed on NHS Jobs.

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If applicable for the post, all successful candidates will be required to pay for their own Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The cost will be £32 (standard checks) or £50 (enhanced checks), and will be recovered through two instalments from the candidate's salary. Please contact for further information.

The Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team at

Committed to supporting service personnel

As part of our commitment to support Service Personnel, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, in collaboration with the Career Transition Partnership, offer a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for all qualifying Service and Ex-Service Personnel. To qualify for a guaranteed interview, candidates must meet the essential criteria for the post and be either a current member of the Armed Forces, or be within the two year period of resettlement. If this applies to you please email the job reference number and your AR number to the Recruitment Team at

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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